A barman and a waiter have been remanded in custody following their arrest for card skimming, the Western Cape Hawks said on Tuesday.
Spokesperson Captain Lloyd Ramovha said further investigations were underway after Asanda Jadi, 26, and Tafadzwa Madziwadondo, 22, appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court for contravention of the Electronic Communication Act on Monday.
Jadi was arrested after a patron reported seeing him skimming a customer’s card at a Cape Town yacht club.
Police found him in possession of an unauthorised point of sale device used to compromise bank card data, Ramovha said.
Madziwadondo, a waiter at a Milnerton restaurant, stands accused of “card not present fraud”, which involves the recording of card details for possible cloning, he explained.
“It is alleged the accused perpetrated these offences from a period between January and June 2016. Several customers across the major banks have fallen victims to his illicit acts,” Ramovha said.
“Investigations from the Hawks, as well as the banks, uncovered his involvement. On the day of his arrest, he was found in possession of several customers’ card details.”
A substantial amount of money is believed to have been made in both cases, but the exact value is yet to be determined, Ramovha said.